Rapid Ruby on Rails indoctrination
September 20, 2010 6:55 AM Subscribe
At year's end, I'm transitioning to a new web dev department that uses RoR extensively. Problem is, I've been a PHP/mySQL guy my whole working life. Help me bone up on my RoR, stat!
So, all you RoR experts out there: pretend you're starting from scratch, with no prior Ruby or RoR experience. What would you do to get up to speed as quickly as possible. Here are some things to consider:
1. I'm near expert-level with PHP/mySQL, so programming isn't new to me.
2. It seems this is an ideal time to be asking this question since RoR 3.0 was just released. Should I focus primarily on 3.0 so I can be as relevant as possible, or do I need to backtrack and tackle one of the 2.* versions?
3. I'm not so naive to think that I can become a RoR whiz by Christmas. I realize that I won't be able to really hone my chops until I'm in the shit, working with the code every single day. I just don't want to be completely lost when they start throwing projects my way.
So, with those points in mind, where should I begin? Books, links, videos, online classes, whatever; lay it on me! The end goal is to be so saturated in RoR 3.0 that nothing will cross my desk that I can't tackle.